|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Eastgate Street (SU485294)|
|To:||Jewry Street (SU480295)|
|Via:||Friarsgate, St George's Street|
|Distance:||0.4 miles (0.7 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B3331 forms part of the one-way system through Winchester city centre and can only be driven in the direction described below. Friarsgate is a modern link road built to relieve the traffic; St George's Street, although originally unclassified, became part of the A31 one-way system through town and then became part of the A272 when that road was moved away from the city. In the 1990s all Class I roads were taken out of the city centre and the road gained its current number despite the fact the number had been in use on the Isle of Wight for some time.
Starting on the B3330 Eastgate Street (which is one-way to the north; two-way to the south) the B3331 heads west along Friarsgate, passing modern flats and offices before reaching the shopping area. There's a left-hand bend onto Upper Brook Street and then we're forced to turn right at traffic lights onto St George's Street. This has the air of a city-centre back street but is still lined with shops. The road climbs and ends at traffic lights on the B3040 Jewry Street (which again is one-way to the north and two-way to the south)